[Taxacom] barcode of life

Curtis Clark lists at curtisclark.org
Mon Jul 19 22:10:12 CDT 2010


On 7/19/2010 10:27 AM, dipteryx at freeler.nl wrote:
> It looks to me that it would be surprising if they did not
> hybridize freely. They are geographically isolated, so why
> should they have invested in developing an (additional)
> reproductive barrier?
>    

With this, I agree totally. Plants, at least, are subject to natural 
selection, and it's possible to draw inferences about their evolution 
from circumstances of their own biology, rather than through comparisons 
to a small number of studies done on members of a different Kingdom.

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